“The Last Supper”
Apr16

“The Last Supper”

It is 12:43 AM and it is now April 17 and I am looking at my bed knowing that I need to go there and sleep, but when I wake I will be focused on heading to Charles de Gaulle airport to get on that Air France plane and leave this place. I am anxious for my own bed, my friends in Santa Fe and the Tuesday night Blues Jam at El Farol, but I am going to miss Paris. I had a great walk-about this evening along the Seine and the little cream...

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“The Quarter” in Montparnasse
Apr10

“The Quarter” in Montparnasse

My last FB post was a short video of the Saturday night activities at the Trocadero overlooking the Eiffel Tower, but the Paris nights seem to go on and on. After I took that video I jumped on the Metro and headed for “The Quarter” in Montparnasse. I emerged from the subway at the Montparnasse tower for a great view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower from the observation deck 60 floors up.          ...

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The Mystery of the Côte d’Azur
Apr02

The Mystery of the Côte d’Azur

My 10-day passage from Paris to the south has been dreamlike and as I took that last walk along the beach in Nice I was at peace. I am not exactly sure I knew what peace felt like until that moment. I know that is a pretty serious thing for a 72 year old man to say, but life is good right now for me and the feeling was very real. I am sure the sound and the rhythm of the waves, the blueness of the sea and the warmth of the...

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A Day Full of Intense Emotions with Vincent and Pablo
Mar27

A Day Full of Intense Emotions with Vincent and Pablo

I started the day by walking from my hotel in Saint Remy to the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole Hospital on the edge of town. It was a short distance, but it was a long journey. I have thought about visiting this place for some time and I have known it would be powerful. This was the asylum that Vincent Van Gogh committed himself to after the ear incident in Arles. Many of you know I am a huge fan of his and that I am frustrated with the...

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I will Never Understand the Food in Paris
Mar22

I will Never Understand the Food in Paris

Every time I come to Paris I find myself somehow confused by the food. If you have been here I am sure you have tried to tell people about it or you have listened to people talk about the food here. Before my first trip to Paris I felt like “Yeh, I get it the food it good, but I mean how good can it be?” Then I started eating the food In Paris and that is when I began to wonder. How do they do this? I have had ceviche...

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It’s So Good to be Back in Paris
Mar17

It’s So Good to be Back in Paris

I am so excited to be back in Paris settled in my favorite neighborhood in Saint Germain des Pres. My apartment is in the heart of the Buci market at 4, rue de Buci. I like “quaint” like the next person, but in a “nice place to visit, but I would not want to live there” kind of way. I love the excitement and the energy of my neighborhood and if someone says they know of an apartment on a quiet little street...

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